Carter Holt Harvey draws councils into leaky school claim

Paul McBeth
Mon, 27 Feb 2017

By Paul McBeth Feb. 27 (BusinessDesk) - Carter Holt Harvey has dragged 47 local body governments into its leaky schools court case after losing a bid to have the Ministry of Education's claim tossed out.  Auckland Council is one of 47 local body agencies facing third-party claims from Carter Holt alleging a breach of duty in the building consent process, according to the city's first-half accounts. Carter Holt, owned by billionaire Graeme Hart, filed the proceedings in December, the council said in a note to its accounts acknowledging the...

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